Instructable Count and publish date off

I recently published my BikeGen instructable and made an update to my Bike Generator instructable. After updating Bike Generator, I hit the publish tab on the Bike Generator editor, because I thought that would be needed for the updates to be added to the instructable, and then hit Save Changes. It seems that Bike Generator was republished with a new published date but this was not what I meant to do. Also when you look at the number of instructables I have on any of my instructables it says 9 but I only have 6. What happened here, did I do anything wrong?

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noahw8 years ago
There was an update - your Instructables count is now showing 6 on both your member page, and your Instructables themselves. Additionally, the publish dates for your projects are 1/4 and 1/7 respectively. Are these correct? If not, when was the original publish date? You haven't done anything wrong. We will get this figured out.
Doug Costlow (author)  noahw8 years ago
Thanks for helping with this. The post date is wrong though. My Bike Generator I'ble was posted during the Park Tool Bike Month contest. I don't remember the exact date but the earliest comment was May 31 2008 so that would probably be a good date to use. My BikeGen I'ble is good.
DJ Radio8 years ago
you dont hit publish when you update a published instructable, you just save it.
kelseymh8 years ago
This sounds like a bug that was introduced withe the server update that went out this morning. There are other bugs going on as well, so it may take a bit of time for this one to be fixed.

Following the "publish" step after an update is (was) needed for the new version to actually get deployed. Otherwise your changes would remain at the "head" of your editable version (see the "change version" link) but would not be visible to the outside world. I had this situation with a couple of my own I'bles.

However, the "published" date is not supposed to change when you do an update. I specifically asked Ed about this for the Craftsman contest: you should not be able to update an existing, already published I'ble in order to make it eligible (by publication date) for a future contest.
Doug Costlow (author)  kelseymh8 years ago
I didn't want to add my Bike Generator Instructable to the Craftsman contest, I just wanted to update it with a link to my new BikeGen instrucable. I also noticed that one of my comments on BikeGen was only showing up when I was logged in but I assume this is because of the updates as well. Will the publish date be changed back when the updates are finished?